Canas calls it a day

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  1. Tennis_Maestro

    Tennis_Maestro Banned

    Mar 23, 2007
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    Argentinean Guillermo Canas has hung up his tennis racquet at the age of 32 due to a recurring right wrist injury.

    The former world number eight, who has won seven career ATP titles, announced his retirement at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Friday, the same tournament where he upset top-ranked Roger Federer in 2007.

    He also saw off Federer when they met at Indian Wells earlier that same month, bringing the Swiss player's 41-match winning run to an end.

    Canas, who recently opened his own academy in Key Biscayne, has not competed in an ATP tour event since last July.

    "I wanted to be 100% sure when I made the announcement," said Canas.

    "I tried again at the US Open and I felt too much pain. I played two exhibitions in Argentina in December, but it was not good. My wrist just won't let me play.

    "I wanted to do it in my country (official retirement) but it was hard, but I think here (Miami) is a good place.

    "I have good memories here and I now have my own academy."

    Without doubt his greatest moment was beating Federer @ Indian Wells a few years, probably all he'll be remembered for, still, better than most...
  2. jamesblakefan#1

    jamesblakefan#1 G.O.A.T.

    Oct 17, 2007
    VA Beach
  3. Ocean Drive

    Ocean Drive Hall of Fame

    Jul 24, 2007
    Ha, Canas beat Federer on his Toronto win too and at Miami the same year he beat him at Indian Wells. If that's all you will remember him for, then you don't really seem like much of a tennis fan. Canas was a very successful tennis player whatever way you look at it.
  4. Rhino

    Rhino Legend

    Dec 4, 2005
    South of London, west of Moscow
    It's still what he's remembered most for - the back to back Federer wins, ending Feds streak. That and maybe the doping ban.
  5. pound cat

    pound cat G.O.A.T.

    Feb 22, 2004
    I remember seeing him in a match v. Safin (Canas won, en route to winning that Toronto Masters 2002) and he was playing with a hairline wrist fracture during that tournament. I'm surprised he hadn't retired before now.

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